The majority of what I read is contemporary, but there are exceptions. Some books are just so highly rated and recommended you have to check them out. Here are some I really enjoyed this past year.
Historical M/M Romances
The Gentleman’s Keeper by Sumer Devon and Bonnie Dee – A noble returning to his family estate falls for the estate manager. Nice regency m/m romance.
The Magpie Lord by KJ Charles – Set in regency England with a paranormal twist, Lord Crane inherited an earldom and a curse and magician Stephen Day is the only one who can help. Excellent writing.
Widdershins by Jordan L. Hawk -- Repressed scholar Percival helps Pinkerton detective Griffin decode a mysterious book that may endanger them all. Paranormal/mystery/romance – very well written.
M/M Romances with a Fantasy or Sci-Fi Setting
The Englor Affair by J.L. Langley – Sci-Fi/AU fantasy – This series revolves around a planet where homosexuality among nobles is the norm and young men are sheltered like virginal regency ladies. A great series and this was my favorite.
Nor Iron Bars A Cage by Kaje Harper (free story from the LHNB event) – Fantasy hurt/comfort. A reclusive, damaged wizard is coerced by his old love to go on a mission for the king.
Truth In The Dark by Amy Lane – A fantastic beauty-and-the-beast type fantasy story.
Worthy by Lia Black (free story from the LHNB event) – There’s sort of a ‘disability’ / My Fair Lady theme here which works for me. Set in a fantasy world, Seven was born with a birth defect that puts him in the lowest dregs of society. He’s rescued by a wealthy master who sees Seven’s potential.